Panthers DE Johnson will start against Jets

Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will start Sunday against

the New York Jets.

Johnson, who leads the Panthers in sacks this season, was added

to the injury report Saturday as questionable after developing an


Inactive for the Panthers are: running back Jonathan Stewart,

wide receivers Tavarres King and Marvin McNutt, offensive tackle

Travis Bond, defensive end Wes Horton, cornerback Josh Norman and

linebacker Jordan Senn.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie is active and expected to start for

the Jets after recovering from a concussion suffered last Sunday

against Oakland. Cromartie had been listed as questionable, and

coach Rex Ryan indicated Friday his availability could be a

game-time decision. Cromartie was going through the NFL’s mandatory

concussion protocol all week, and needed to be cleared medically to


The Jets’ inactives include quarterback David Garrard, running

back/kick returner Darius Reynaud, tight end Chris Pantale,

offensive linemen Will Campbell, Ben Ijalana and Oday Aboushi and

linebacker Jermaine Cunningham.

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